Coronavirus live news: Austria’s president apologises for curfew breach | World news

Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming and whether another round of stay-at-home orders or closings might be needed. But states are reporting those figures in different ways, and that can lead to frustration and confusion about what the numbers mean. In...

Coronavirus live news: Democrats pass House bill calling for $3tn stimulus, Brazil health minister quits | World news

Afghanistan’s health ministry warned of a surge in deaths as confirmed cases of Covid-19 reached 6,402 amid war raging on across the country.Wahid Majroh, the country’s deputy health minister, said 1,113 suspected patients were tested over 24 hours, of whom 349 came back positive. Fifteen Covid-19 deaths were recorded overnight, pushing the toll to 168. There have been 788 recoveries.“If...

Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll | World news

6.48pm BST18:48 Kenya has reported seven new confirmed cases of coronavirus. The country’s ministry of health has provided all the information about the latest developments on Twitter. Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) In the last 24 hours, we have tested a total of 305 samples, out of which seven people have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease. All the seven are Kenyans.#KomeshaCorona...

The UK feigns ignorance, but five years on it’s still intimately involved in Yemen’s war | Global development

The coronavirus pandemic has forced questions of life and death to the fore around the world. National health infrastructures risk being overwhelmed, food supply chains are struggling to keep up with stockpiling, and restrictions on movement are enforcing social distancing. Worries about loved ones and fears for the future combine with outbreaks of neighbourliness and solidarity. The questions...

Coronavirus latest updates: 14 more people die in UK as flight bans and lockdowns increase globally | World news

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced details of a three-month coronavirus action plan designed to ensure “as strong a sector as possible as we come out the other side of this crisis”. ACE has a £622m annual budget supporting England’s arts organisations – including theatres, orchestras, festivals and opera and dance companies – as well as individual artists, museums and libraries....

Bodies of Ukrainians killed in Iran plane crash repatriated

Honour guards carry the coffin of one of 11 victims at Borispil international airport outside Kyiv (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP) Bodies of Ukrainians killed in Iran plane crash repatriated Independent.ie The bodies of the 11 Ukrainians who died when an Iranian missile shot down a passenger plane have been repatriated ahead of a memorial...

More US voters than ever care about climate – but will they go to the polls? | Environment

A growing share of voters list climate and the environment as their top priority, according to a new poll from the Environmental Voter Project. Of the registered voters surveyed, 14% named “addressing climate change and protecting the environment” their No 1 priority over all other issues, compared with 2% to 6% before the 2016 presidential election. Climate and environment voters are also...

Outrage after Colombia riot police force young woman into unmarked car | World news

Outrage has erupted in Colombia after a young woman participating in anti-government protests was grabbed by riot police in body armour, forced into an unmarked vehicle and driven away. Video of the incident showed the woman sobbing and screaming “Help! The police have kidnapped me!” through the window of the black Chevrolet sedan as it drove away from the demonstration near the National...

Gunman shoots dead six in Czech hospital then kills himself | World news

A gunman has killed six people in a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava before fleeing and fatally shooting himself. It was the worst shooting in the Czech Republic, where gun crime is relatively rare, since a man shot eight people dead and then killed himself at a restaurant in Uherský Brod in 2015. It was unclear what motivated the shooting, which happened in the early...